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World of Sport

08th Nov 2014

VIDEO: Ladies and gentlemen we have a new world beer mile record

Yes, it is a real sport...

Sean Nolan

The world’s greatest world record has been broken…

We really have no clue who first decided to put beer and running together but they are some sort of twisted genius. What they created was an event called the beer mile, which is simple in its design, but fiendishly difficult to achieve.

All you have to do is drink a standard beer every lap, for four laps. Sounds easy but we wouldn’t fancy it so hats off to 44-year-old Chris Kimbrough from Texas who just took the women’s world record with a time of six minutes, 28.6 seconds. That beat the previous mark, which stood since 1997, by 13 seconds. And, just so you know, the male record is an astonishing/frightening 4.57.

We can confidently say that we would not be able to run a mile that fast, or drink four beers that quickly, so to do that combined means that Kimbrough is one serious athlete.

She told the Toronto Sun: “The run part wasn’t that hard for me. The last two (beers) were harder to get down because I felt like there was this air there, so it wasn’t going down. Having all those beers in (my) stomach didn’t really bother me as much as I thought it would. I think learning how to get the burp out more before you get to that next beer would probably help.”

You can watch Kimbrough’s record breaking run below.



Beer Mile